Monday, September 29, 2008

Attack on The Jewel Of Medina publisher foiled

From David Leppard in The Times:

Scotland Yard's counter-terrorist command yesterday foiled an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to kill the publisher of a forthcoming novel featuring sexual encounters between the Prophet Muhammad and his child bride.

Early yesterday armed undercover officers arrested three men after a petrol bomb was pushed through the door of the north London home of the book’s publisher.

The Metropolitan police said the target of the assassination plot, the Dutch publisher Martin Rynja, had not been injured.

The book, The Jewel Of Medina by American author Sherry Jones, was withdrawn from publication in America but will be published in the UK next month.

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